People these days are living longer especially in developed nations due to the healthier lifestyle available and improved medical care offered. Due to this there are an increasing number of people to care for at an old age.
Currently younger people, family and friends assist the older generation in tasks that they find difficult; however as the population of old people increase the number of people to look after them does not. To assist them Panasonic Helper Robots have been designed. The Panasonic series of robot gadgets take advantage of the latest technology to provide improved communication assistance, hair washing facility, and multipurpose bed.
Firstly, Panasonic’s “HOSPI” which has been made available to hospitals in Japan provides medication delivery, i.e. sort and transportation to nurse stations.
Secondly, the “HOSPI-Rimo” is a robot that utilizes self guiding technology to supply a communication medium between bedridden patients and everyone else. It uses high-definition visual technology to allow doctors to interact with patients without being at the bedside. This is a massive plus not just for patients but for doctors who often spend large amounts of time travelling between patients and departments.
Thirdly, a hair washing robot that can shampoo and condition a patient’s hair and rinse any residue off before the hair is dried. The hair wash robot can also apply a head massage to calm and relax the patient exactly what you want when stuck in hospital recovering from illness.
Finally the RoboticBed which is not only a bed but can also be transformed into an electric chair. This electronic gadget has been designed with caregivers and patients feedback in mind to allow for easy usage and excellent health and safety practicality.
Your character moves across the screen as you tapped several on screen buttons in rapid successions. Adrenaline pumps through your veins as you struggle to keep him alive. Suddenly, amidst the immersive gameplay, the screen blackouts and wild curses leave you mouth as you forgot to recharge your batteries yesterday.
No matter how advanced technology is in saving power and conserving energy, battery technology has always been a concern as they provided limited periods of usage. For an iPhone user, a dead battery could mean a lot of things; you might lose a business, miss an important phone call and so on.
Extended batteries are common accessories that are often lugged around with the iPhone to provide as much juice as possible. However, once the batteries are drained, the iPhone still ends up dead – hopefully after the important phone call. Fortunately, this is not the case for Eton’s latest Mobius Solar iPhone Charging Case.
This charging case comes equipped with a photolytic cell block with a large surface area to absorb sunlight and convert it into electric energy that is enough to last for 20 to 35 minutes ( depending on what you’re using it for ) for every hour of sunlight. An on or off switch on the case allows you to activate and deactivate the block. Seeing that everyone is going green nowadays, this charging case not only provides free energy but also protects your iPhone and gives it a new look.
Samsungs first smartphone to utilize Windows 7.5 has been released and it is called the Omnia W. Another name to describe it would be the Windows Mango phone. The Samsung Omnia W is powered by a 1.4GHz processor and features a 3.7” WVGA Super AMOLED 800 x 600 pixel resolutions to display vivid clarity.
Users can capture moments with the 5MP autofocus LED flash camera and store them on the 8GB of internal memory or even the 720p video recorder. You may also want to upload them to the internet using the 14.4M bps (bits per second) over HSDPA (High-Speed Download Packet Access) networks.
Samsungs Omnia W Value Added Features:
- Marketplace Hub – free and paid Apps
- People Hub – Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin built-in
- Picture Hub
- Music & Video Hub – Zune Experience
- Game Hub – Xbox Live
- Office Hub – Microsoft Office
- Samsung’s Enriched Apps - - Now, RSS Times, Video Call(3G), Photo Studio, Mini Diary, All Share(DNLA), Fun Shot, Wireless Manager. - Dictionary (downloadable, except US, Canada, Mexico), Photogram (downloadable), Rubik’s Cube(downloadable).
- Windows Live Skydrive® (Free 25GB Storage)
- Tile-based Metro UX / IE9 mobile
- A-GPS / Bing Map
Priced at €310 the Samsung Omnia Wis competing with the HTC Radar after sharing similar specs, which is better? You will have to decide as we can’t. You can get your hands on the phone towards the end of October.
Let’s move away from all the discussions and speculation about the iPhone 5 and talk about an accessory that will be available for it called the GETPOWERPAD. Japan which is at the forefront of a lot of mobile phone accessories is the country where specifically the GETPOWERPAD Qi 1 Wireless Charger will be released from. Not just iPhone 5 compatible the Qi will recharge smartphones, mobile phones and handheld electronic devices.
Qi in case you didn’t know is the industry standard method by which devices can be recharged via inductive charging. Inductive charging involves two devices, one which is designed to send power and the other to receive it. Qi is the language which inductive chargers and devices can communicate with each other, for example a Qi-enabled device can sync up with a Qi inductive charging pad to recharge.
The GETPOWERPAD Qi 1 will be available later this year and contains the following features:
- Modern and industrial design and appearance
- iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 compatible along with any Qi-enabled device
- Small size 90 x 150 x 14.8 mm
- Lightweight design – 110 grams
- Sound and LED indicator when device is fully charged
No details are available on the price of the GETPOWERPAD Qi 1 however with only 3 months left of the year you don’t have to wait long to find out.
Today is the 23rd September 2011, rumor has it that a press conference 5 days from now held on the 28th will detail the long awaited Amazon tablet. Although details are scare and speculation is wild it can only be a matter of time before the rumors are confirmed. After all, the Amazon website itself is tablet-friendly.
With the overwhelming success of the Amazon Kindle which has become Amazons most profitable product, it is pretty obvious that the tablet they are releasing will gain market share as soon as it is available. Think about it, what better place to launch a new product than the front page of Amazon?
With the release of the iPhone 5 due soon consumers will be struggling to decide which product to buy. For the geeks out there I don’t think you can settle for anything less than both the iPhone 5 and the new Amazon tablet (when released).